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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Apr 8, 2014 5:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Update.....

Well, we don't know what it was, but the Doc is pretty sure he knows what it isn't. Absent any other symptoms other than an initial 'heaviness' in the chest followed by severe dizziness and shortness of breath, he's 99% sure it wasn't a TIA or a heart attack. EKGs and blood enzymes were all normal. He said she made a good choice to take two aspirin right away and she's to continue with that until she gets back to Virginia.

That said, if it happens again, she's supposed to go immediately to the ER. No reason to cut her trip short. Once she gets back she's got a follow up with her doc here at home for follow-up.

I greatly appreciate all the prayers, good thoughts, good vibes, positive energy here and in off-forum emails. I even heard from a Carpathian monkey whisperer.....

You guys and gals are all outstanding people....

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Poster: Jack o' Roses Date: Apr 9, 2014 8:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Update.....

prayers work again!

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Apr 9, 2014 8:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Update.....

Frankly when faced with this sort of thing, I am unable so say much, other than God have mercy . We are lucky that in a lot of those kind of situations, medicine has come a long way, but some of this is up to "the Universe" .
I am going though a rough year with aging parents . My mother is going through chemo, and it has been a emotional roller coster . Always wondering if I am doing the right thing, fighting to get them to do the right thing . My mother is 88, and my father is 92 .
Not to be funny, but I sort of fast forward trough "Death Don't Have no Mercy", just too close to reality these days . But, seriously music is a help . The Dead , and Beethoven .
I'm glad the crisis seems to be under control . Hang in there .

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Poster: wineland Date: Apr 9, 2014 8:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Update.....

Still some uncertainty but what a relief and welcome news. I will keep good thoughts going your way.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Apr 8, 2014 11:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Update.....

Great news - truly happy to have this report. Best to you and Mrs Mando.

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Apr 9, 2014 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Update.....

Glad to hear it appears to be just an anomaly.
Maybe she just misses you! :)

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Apr 8, 2014 6:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Update.....

So glad everything looks OK for now. This is a serious wakeup for all of us. Sounds like she did all the right things and has good medical care, thank goodness. I am so making sure we have aspirin around. Given that we're short on Carpathian monkey whisperers. Sending good energy your way from the other side of the globe here ...

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Apr 9, 2014 7:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Update.....

Excellent news. Sounds like the great unwashed here, myself included, weren't hasty in our positive diagnosis.

I may not be a doctor but I do play one on the internet.

Aspirin is freakin' amazing stuff, especially considering that it's foundation has been in use as far back as the second millennium BC by the Egyptians (yes, Monte, hemp has much the same history)

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